Victim Services

The office of the Hardin County Prosecutor has a Victim Assistance Program to assist victims of crime throughout their dealings with the criminal justice system.

Victims of crime can be left feeling alone, afraid, frustrated, angry and violated. The victim's advocate is here to help you and we will make every effort to ensure victims receive timely notification of scheduled changes that involve their case.

The Victim Assistance Program is currently funded 100% by the SVAA (State victim Assistance) Grant through the Ohio attorney Generals Office. A new grant is written each year to keep the program in operation.

Hardin County Victim Assistance Provides:

  • Notification of charges filed, court hearings and explanations of court procedures
  • Informing victims of their rights
  • Someone to attend court with victims and support during all stages of the criminal process
  • Speaking to the Court on behalf of victims if they are unable to do so
  • Assistance with completing Victim Impact Statements for use in sentencing a convicted defendant
  • Referrals to appropriate social service agencies if needed
  • Assistance in applying for compensation through the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program for victims of violent crimes
  • Information regarding Civil and Domestic Violence Protection Orders
  • Speaking to community groups to inform the public of the Victim Assistance Program


Your Victim Advocate is:
Kathy Comer - E-mail
Hardin County Victim Assistance
Prosecutor's Office
One Courthouse Square, Suite 50
Kenton, Ohio 43326
(419) 674-2277

Forms:
VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT: Crimes against a PERSON
VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT: Crimes against PROPERTY
Survey Regarding Services Received